It wasn’t until Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised the rest of her family was Deaf. She didn’t see ‘disability’ – only the love and protection of those closest to her.
In Personal, she conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds; living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural; and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity.
The role children of Deaf adults play in paving the way for their family – as interpreter, authority, conduit – is central to this very intimate story. Created with a talented team of collaborators and presented in two languages via a virtual interpreter, Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.
- Presented by Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
- 24-29 April 2018
- This show is in Auslan and English. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
- Tickets: $35/$30/$25
- Book on the Arts House website.
UnWrapped Festival at the Sydney Opera House
- 9-13 May 2018
- Tickets: $45 plus $8.50 booking fee
- Book on the Sydney Opera House website.
Personal on Tour presented by Regional Arts Victoria
- 31 May to 26 June 2018
For regional dates and more info please visit the Jodee Mundy Collaborations website.
Image: Jodee Mundy in Personal, courtesy of Jodee Mundy Collaborations